Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World

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Subject: History

Edited by: Philip Ford (†), Jan Bloemendal and Charles Fantazzi

With its striking range and penetrating depth, Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World traces the enduring history and wide-ranging cultural influence of Neo-Latin, the form of Latin that originated in the Italian Renaissance and persists to the modern era. Featuring original contributions by a host of distinguished international scholars, this comprehensive reference work explores every aspect of the civilized world from literature and law to philosophy and the sciences.

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Gradus ad Parnassum and Other Verse Composition Manuals

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Author(s): Butterfield, David
¶ The Gradus ad Parnassum ( Steps to Parnassus) was almost synonymous with the composition of Latin verse from the seventeenth through to the twentieth centuries. Arising in obscure circumstances in mid-seven…